Looking to publish your poetry collection? Try sending it to Howling Bird Press for a shot at a prize of $2,500 and publication.
Howling Bird Press is the publishing house of the creative writing MFA program of Augsburg University in Minneapolis, where it is staffed by graduate students enrolled in the program’s publishing concentration. The press’s annual book prize alternates genres each year, awarding fiction and nonfiction manuscripts in addition to poetry. In 2019, Lisa Van Orman Hadley won the Howling Bird Press Fiction Prize for her novel, Irreversible Things, which “follows three decades in the life of author-qua-narrator Lisa and her charismatic Mormon family, from childhood to puberty to adulthood.” In 2018, KateLynn Hibbard won the Howling Bird Press Poetry Prize for her poetry collection Simples, which “transports us back in time to search out the remedies and inner strength necessary to survive a hardscrabble life on the frontier plains.”